Our London Weekend at 429 Magazine

Our London Weekend at 429 Magazine  |  dot429  |  Our entire London weekend getaway last week dished at 429Magazine. Click on the image to check it out, were we stayed, dined & wined and played, including Beyonce’s ” Mrs Carter Show “ performance at The O2 Arena. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Present at Mrs Carter Beyonce’s Concert London

We said present at Beyonce’s Concert London  |  London, UK  |  One of the highlights of our recent flash visit to London last weekend, was to come to see Beyonce‘s Concert at The O2 Arena. One of the first main shows of her new world tour ” Mrs Carter Show “. The most exciting moment of the night to me, was when Beyonce flew over The O2 Arena from the main stage to the center of the crowd on a very Pepsi moment flashing reds, whites and her dressed on a blue sequined bodysuit.

The second most exciting moment was, once the show was finished, thanks to Rubin Singer, to be escorted backstage with all our friends to the VIP Room, where they got to have a few minutes up-close and personal with Beyonce. The perfect sequel to Super Bowl Performance 2013It was my first time ever at The O2 Arena, and I was very much impressed . The arena was fully sold out. Of course being London, the O2 is completely covered and indoors.
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GPS Carlos Melia LONDON is calling

GPS Carlos Melia LONDON is calling  |  London, UK  |  London is calling me, and I am coming. Being on the TOP 5 of my favorite cities in the world, I never say no to my beloved London, specially when being hosted at the Chambers by the recently restored iconic St Pancras Hotel by Renaissance. London’s finest suites are in the original Chambers building with Butler Service, Private Club access & a spa offering 6 treatment rooms, gym & pool. Second stay will be at the Grosvenor House, in Park Lane. To be fully honest, ha ha ha I have never in my life been so happy and excited to stay at a Marriott property before. I see that Marriott is bringing sexy back with style and sophistication, with some of their premium signature brands, which I am sure most of you, mortal tourists, no idea were under their umbrella, like Bulgari, EDITION, The Ritz-Carlton and of course JW Marriott. One last reason and excuse for our trip to London, is Beyonce’s Concert at the O2 Arena, which we – Rubin and I, will be assisting with a nice entourage of friends both from New York and London. So you better stay tuned, because London is Calling and I am answering. See you in London Darlings !!!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Next for CarlosMeliaBlog UK and Mexico

20130424-180503.jpg Next for CarlosMeliaBlog UK and Mexico | So my May is already SOLD OUT. London, UK at St Pancras Hotel and Beyonce’s Concert on the first week for five days, and Four Seasons Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for five days on the second week. New York you wont see me much during May. All to be posted at carlosmeliablog.com. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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T+L Asia with Carlos Melia & Rubin Singer

Behind the scenes Travel + Leisure Asia photoshoot with Rubin Singer T+L Asia with Carlos Melia & Rubin Singer  | Bangkok, Thailand | by Jeninne Lee St John at W Bangkok, Thailand. Thank you Jeninne for the mention and look forward working together in the near future again. Was fun playing Rubin Singer Dress Up with you and Nicola Chilton. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

…” Last week I spent a super-fun afternoon with hot designer-of-the-moment, Rubin Singer. The mission was ostensibly a photoshoot and interview of him for our Travel Uniform section; it turned into a fashion show for me. When I walked into his suite on the top floor of the brand-new W Bangkok, it was overflowing with insane pieces from his Autumn/Winter line, “Valkyrie’s Dominion” —all blacks and grays and reds, an asymmetrical bustle here, a bustier there. Rubin was wrapping up a meeting with buyers from a big Thai department store and—though I wish him much success with his actual business dealings—I could not wait for them to get out of there so I could dive into those dresses!

 

I sucked in my ribcage, the stylist wedged me into this red-overlayed-with-black-lace number and it was love. I spent the next few hours flouncing around in it while our amenable photographer Shinsuke Matsukawa captured Rubin’s irresistible smile and understatedly fabulous travel wardrobe on film… while Rubin’s partner, Carlos Melia (a travel expert in his own right), filled me in on the designer’s tri-generational tailoring roots that reach back to Stalin… and while we discussed his next projects, including the wardrobes for Beyonce’s upcoming concert tour and possibly the uniforms for a certain forward-thinking upscale airline.Hanging out with Rubin in his sun-dappled W bed, wearing this cocktail mini, I think I invented a new style: Lounge Couture….” – Read the full article @ T+L Asia

 

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Beyonce Life is but a Dream Premier NYC

Beyonce Life is but a Dream Premier New York  |  New York, United States  |  Last night we, Rubin Singer and I, were invited by Beyonce and HBO to the avant premier and after party of Beyonce’s HBO documentary ” Life is but a Dream “. The movie premier hosted by Beyonce herself and Oprah, took place at the Ziegfield Theater. Later on the after party, which BTW was lots of fun, took place at Christie’s.
A brief intro and presentation hosted by Oprah, set us off to a 90 minutes documentary on the life of Beyonce. Lots of backstage, onstage moments, and a very interesting introspection to Beyonce and her entourage world. The path of a child becoming and superstar. I really enjoyed the movie, just thought it was a bit too long.
Once the avant-premier was finished, a few of us were invited to the after party, which took place at the Christie’s building in Midtown. Beyonce ” Life is but a Dream ” a film by Beyonce Knowles premiers Saturday, FEB 16th at 9PM on HBO. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Carlos Melia seen at front row of Super Bowl

Carlos Melia seen at front row of Super Bowl   |  Super Bowl 2013  |  Carlos Melia seen along with Rubin Singer at the front row of the Mercedes Benz Super Dome last Sunday, overlooking with great pride, joy, excitement and critical eye, the performance of both Beyonce and the outfits of his creation for all Beyonce, Michelle Williams – Destiny’s Child and 120 Backup Dancers. ” I could not help the tears coming out.” said Rubin Singer.CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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New Orleans Weekend Hotel Check INs

 New Orleans Hotel Check INs  |  New Orleans, United States  |  Generally I do a post per hotel I visit when I am traveling, but this weekend in particular was rather special, and to be honest I didn’t have much time left to explore and experience the properties as I like to do. So I will mentioned and quickly share the videos of the rooms of this two hotels I tried during my Super Bowl XLVII weekend, along with my partner Rubin Singer hosted by Beyonce.


The Windsor Court Hotel, former Orient-Express property located right in the French Quarters of New Orleans. From what we heard from everyone in town, considered to be one of the top hotels in town.
Our Suite was very comfortable, featuring spectacular views of the Mississippi River. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone. Nice entry, lovely old style deco.
Classic English/French Vogue decor, 800 square feet of living and working space, oversized King bed, separate, large living room with couch, work desk and chairs, and French doors for privacy from the bedroom, private balconies among many other amenities you can see in the video. IMPORTANT Carlos Melia VIP Agreement with the hotel, when you book through me, you get the following extra complimentary VIP amenities: Continental Breakfast for 02 daily + Lunch x 02 once during the stay + Upgrade subject to availability. So keep this in mind. !!!


Tonight I am staying for my last night at the modern yet classic International House Hotel, only five block away from my previous hotel, also at the French Quarter. Hosted at a Panoramic Corner Room, in total eight in the entire hotel, offering perhaps the most compelling experience in the base building.
With 12′ ceilings and two window-walls of natural light clad in theatrical sheers and velvetine drapes, each room feels particularly spacious and freeing to the human spirit. Like New Orleans, there is an ecclesiastical and handmade element woven into the design. Gali Art’s wrought-iron bedside tables with cruciform feet, Erica Larken’s totem-inspired cafe tables and the Pagan Cross corner console ebonized and silver-leafed, are each topped with honed Calcutta gold marble. Sharp Aquos flat-screens and iPod players are within easy reach.
A generous seating area includes a 5′ x 8′ mirror, crystal chandelier and an “LM Chair”, the designer’s original chair-and-a half upholstered in antiqued velvet. The sprawling California King bed, with its 7′ tufted headboard and layers of white on white linens is framed dramatically by tall hammered-nickel lamps and animated by the slow moving Modern Fan Company “Flute” fan above. Generous bathrooms feature dark granite vanities with oval Kallista basins and an unusually elegant vanity light dressed in strands of cascading Swarovski crystals. The closet is also customized. Like the suites and penthouses, these rooms radiate this city’s signature sense of place and the optimism of this new time.
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GayTravel.com welcomes Carlos Melia

GayTravel.com welcomes Carlos Melia  |  GayTravel.com  |  It is official, Carlos Melia, is now part of GayTravel.com. From today on, when you go to the Blog drop-down menu, you will see Carlos Melia listed as one of the sections/options. There you will be able to read two unique and exclusive full posts a month, plus all the posts that the team at GayTravel.com pick weekly from CarlosMeliaBlog.com. I think given the circumstances, my first post should be about my AMAZING up close and personal weekend with Beyonce during the Super Bowl XLVII, while giving moral support to my partner Rubin Singer, the man behind the design of the outfit that has America and the world talking about. Stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia LIVE from New Orleans

GPS Carlos Melia LIVE from New Orleans  |  New Orleans, United States  |  SUPER Morning New Orleans. Hosted by the Beyonce‘s Team and along with my partner Rubin Singer, as said by The New York Times, the Man who gave Beyonce a Super Style (read more), I flew yesterday to New Orleans where I will be spending the next few days till Tuesday.
 I spent the entire day yesterday at Beyonce‘s compounds watching the rehearsals for the Half Time Super Bowl XLVII performance of tonight… and I just have to say SHE WILL KILL IT. Such an amazing professional, perfectionist to the last detail, kind, charismatic, BEYOND sexy and most important of all, same as all her family including Miss Tina – her mother – beautiful humble human beings.
My partner, Rubin Singer, has designed the entire outfits which Beyonce along with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child and 150 backup dancers will be displaying and moving with incredible energy and power tonight live from the Mercedes Benz Super Dome in New Orleans. Time to put my EGO aside and let them shine, as they well deserve.

I am staying at the Windsor Court Hotel, former Orient-Express property, right on the French Quarters, till tomorrow night, and then moving for my last night to the International House Hotel. Unfortunately, since I am in charge for the Social Media for team Rubin Singer, I don’t think I will have much spare time to explore New Orleans as I would have liked, but this will be an amazing preview indeed.
Thank you Beyonce, Miss Tina, and Team Beyonce for the front row vip tickets for the Super Bowl XLVII tonight. I will be there taping and taking photos to share them with all my followers. The styles for tonight, are still kept in secret.
So this is for now, LIVE from New Orleans. Busy busy day and looking forward for tonights show and after parties. Stay tuned and have a lovely Super Bowl Sunday. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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